The prior week in MLB was about a manager making history.
A pitcher in the National League is dealing with an arm injury. A player will undergo surgery for a torn meniscus in their knee.
Houston Astros Dusty Baker Becomes 12th Manager to Win 2,000 Games
Legendary moment for a legendary manager.
— Houston Astros (@astros) May 4, 2022
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker made history last week as he became the 12th manager in MLB history to record 2,000 career wins.
Each member of the 2,000-win club is in the Hall of Fame, except for Baker, who is still active, and Bruce Bochy, who is not yet eligible for Cooperstown.
With the Astros' win over the Mariners tonight, Dusty Baker became the 12th manager and 1st Black manager in MLB history to reach 2,000 career wins.
10 of the previous 11 managers to reach the plateau are in the Hall of Fame (Bruce Bochy is not eligible yet). pic.twitter.com/GypZ3oFB3z
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 4, 2022
“I’m in a club with some of the most elite managers to ever manage this game, Baker remarked following his 2,000th win, per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.
Dusty Baker: “I’m in a club now with some of the most elite managers to ever manage this game. It’s a hard game. Managing people is hard.”
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) May 4, 2022
“I’ve been the luckiest person in the whole world to be in the presence of many greats on and off the field,” he mentioned, per Matt Young of the Houston Chronicle.
Baker is also the first black manager to join the 2,000-win club.
Another milestone for an incredible career.
Congrats, Dusty. 👏 pic.twitter.com/POd9zceOqL
— MLB (@MLB) May 4, 2022
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Baker thanked Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947, and Frank Robinson, the first black manager in MLB in 1975.
2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ for Dusty! 👏 pic.twitter.com/B0Fzt0u6TR
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 4, 2022
During his managerial career, Baker has a .534 winning percentage across 25 seasons with the Astros, San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, and Washington Nationals.
While he has not won a World Series as a manager, Baker has led teams to the playoffs 11 times and is one of only nine managers to win pennants in both leagues.
He is also a three-time Manager of the Year Winner, winning each of those awards while with the Giants.
Baker has had an outstanding managerial career, and it was great for him to reach the remarkable milestone of winning 2,000 career games.
New York Mets Reliever Trevor May Shut Down for Four Weeks with Arm Injury
The New York Mets will be without reliever Trevor May for quite some time as he has a stress reaction in his humerus bone and will be shut down for at least the next four weeks, per a team announcement.
Mets reliever Trevor May has a stress reaction on the lower portion of his humerus. May will be shut down for at least four weeks.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 4, 2022
May has struggled for the Mets this season, as indicated by his 8.64 ERA in eight 1/3 innings pitched (eight games) with five strikeouts, three walks issued, two home runs yielded, and a 6.08 FIP and 1.92 WHIP.
Last year, he had success with the team by compiling a 3.59 ERA in 62 2/3 innings pitched (68 games) with 83 strikeouts, 24 walks allowed, 10 home runs surrendered, a 3.74 FIP, and 1.26 WHIP.
The team is hopeful the rest will aid in his recovery process.
Minnesota Twins Miguel Sano to Undergo Surgery for Torn Meniscus
Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, manager Rocco Baldelli said several days ago, per Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic.
Miguel Sanó will get surgery for a torn meniscus. No timetable for his return, manager Rocco Baldelli said. #Twins
— Britt Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) May 3, 2022
Sano suffered the injury during a rundown in late April, and there is no timetable for his return.
Before the injury, Sano was having a rough season, as he posted a .093 batting average and .379 OPS in 17 games with one home run, five hits, and three RBIs.
The Twins used Luis Arraez at first base while playing Trevor Larnach and Byron Buxton at designated hitter.
The results are promising, with Arraez having a .296 average in 22 games and Larnach posting a .770 OPS in 18 games.
- Chris is a 29-year old New Jersey native whose favorite sports team is the Arizona Diamondbacks. He previously attended Western New England College to study Sports Management. Chris has been following the Diamondbacks since he was 12. You can find him on Twitter at @aecanada12.
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